(ECNS) -- At the invitation of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the French government, Chinese Premier Li Qiang will pay an official visit to Germany and hold the seventh China-Germany inter-governmental consultation, and pay an official visit to France and attend the Summit for a New Global Financing Pact from June 18 to 23, Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday.
In recent years, the China-Germany all-round strategic partnership has grown at a high level. With close exchanges between the two countries’ leaders and practical cooperation being deepened in various areas, the partnership has shown strong resilience and vitality, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said at the daily press conference.
Premier Li has chosen Germany as the first stop of his first overseas visit since taking office, which fully shows the importance China attaches to its relations with Germany, Wang said.
The mechanism of inter-governmental consultation, with the Chinese Premier and the German Chancellor as its co-chairs, is a “supermotor” of cooperation between the two countries.
Premier Li and his delegation will fully review and advance practical cooperation in various areas at the seventh China-Germany inter-governmental consultation and attend the 11th China-Germany Economic and Technical Cooperation Forum and have in-depth exchanges of views with representatives from the economic communities of the two countries.
Wang said that in a world facing more turbulence, sluggish economic recovery and more global challenges, China hopes to deepen and expand its relations with Germany and together send a positive message of enhancing dialogue and cooperation, pursuing mutual benefit, jointly responding to challenges and contributing to world economic prosperity, peace and stability.